ABOUT THE FINANCIAL CENTER
The Financial Center at The Village, in partnership with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, helps individuals living in the Hartford are over the age of 18 with incomes less than $54,000 per year effectively manage their finances and achieve financial goals.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.
Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
The Financial Center’s Financial Empowerment Specialist will be responsible for implementing programs at The Village (and, as needed, other community locations) to help individuals and families move toward financial stability and achieve financial goals. Program components may include some or all of the following: information and referral; Individual Development Accounts (IDA); financial education workshops; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) training and/or site coordination; housing counseling and individualized coaching. This is a full-time, 40-hour per-week position currently funded through a combination of renewable grants.
- Plan and conduct outreach and engagement activities to recruit and retain clients.
- Establish rapport with clients that results in trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the achievement of the client’s financial goals.
- Provide one-on-one coaching and case management to help clients access needed resources, develop and monitor budgets, reduce debt, set and achieve financial goals.
- Develop savings plan agreements with clients in accordance with program policies and procedures.
- Administer Individual Development Accounts.
- In consultation with the supervisor and Financial Center team, design and facilitate group activities and/or workshops; determine appropriate curricula and/or instructional methods for target audience.
- Administer impact and satisfaction assessments.
- Provide tenant outreach and education, mobility counseling, and housing search assistance for clients in Section 8 and RAP programs.
- Collect, manage and report data, as required by funders and partners.
- Work in coordination with collaborating agencies on various program components; shares responsibility for operationalizing collaborative agreements.
- Assist with funding applications and renewals as needed.
- Assist VITA Coordinator (as needed) with VITA training, site coordination, and/or general support.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program â€“ National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave